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At last year's GDC keynote, former Sony head Phil Harrison talked about the importance of "Game 3.0." Inspired by "Web 2.0," this new era of gaming is focused on community-driven efforts, as seen by the currently-in-development Home and LittleBigPlanet. However, Sony's other games are going to take...

May 20th 2008 at 9:27pm 0 Comments
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Or in this case, its foliage creator. Embedded after the break you'll find a brief CES video demonstration of the PS3's perpetually praised LittleBigPlanet, depicting the elegant interface used to give form to your platforming designs. Though we're already envisioning a deadly sequence of precario...

January 8th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Sounds like someone from Ubisoft was taking notes when Phil Harrison laid out his vision for Game 3.0 at this year's Game Developer's Conference. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot (pronounced John Smith) told an enthralled (and eager to create) audience at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival that the French...

August 13th 2007 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Several members of the official PlayStation forums are claiming that the option to download and launch the North American version of the Home beta has appeared in the PlayStation Store. Invites to the closed beta of Sony's Game 3.0 get-together were sent out last week to a seemingly select few. The...

May 3rd 2007 at 7:56pm 0 Comments
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We knew we just had to believe. Finally, Sony has announced that the PSP port of legendary 2.5D rapping dog simulator, PaRappa The Rapper, is coming to North American PSPs. Yes, it's the same PSP port that we got our hands-on at the Tokyo Game Show last September, which means the same levels, same...

April 30th 2007 at 8:35am 0 Comments
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Video game executives fear you. Seriously. They cower in their cubicles every day, praying that you don't destroy them. So says a poll conducted among entertainment-industry bigshots, which found that 57% of respondents named "user-generated content" among the top three threats to their yacht collec...

April 17th 2007 at 3:23pm 0 Comments
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Sony's Kevin Mason has shed some light on just how they plan on making the online portion for their PS3 karaoke title, SingStar, the YouTube of amateur night. As one of those Game 3.0 titles that Phil loves to talk about, SingStar is all about taking away any shred of dignity you once had and lettin...

April 16th 2007 at 3:54pm 0 Comments
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The ESRB has created a listing for a Sony Computer Entertainment Europe product called beats. for the PSP that, if one unconfirmed report holds true, could mean a quantum leap forward for the device's feature set. Though the ratings board doesn't offer info other that the "E" rating of beats. one N...

April 6th 2007 at 2:44pm 0 Comments
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Sony's PlayStation Home service may still be months from release, but it's already sooo 5 minutes ago. Or at least Atari says its upcoming online game creation project will make it seem that way.Atari Online Entertainment senior VP Chris Bergstresser slapped Sony with his virtual glove in a MCV rep...

April 5th 2007 at 10:56am 0 Comments
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IGN has up a feature in which they interview John Koller the Senior Brand Manager for Sony and they ask him how Game 3.0 will effect PSP as well as what changes are in store for the handheld. The PSP's role in Game 3.0 "It's a developing situation for us with PSP in terms of Game 3.0. What we'v...

March 24th 2007 at 2:31pm 0 Comments
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10:20 a.m.: We're being let in and taking our seats now.10:30 a.m.: We've taken our seats, but the press is still milling about. Coldplay is playing over the sound system, a PlayStation logo is on the screen, and giant props from the just-announced-this-morning LittleBigPlanet flank both sides of t...

March 7th 2007 at 1:32pm 0 Comments